[Coral-List] Registration cost for 12th ICRS

Luiz Rocha rocha at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Jul 21 17:44:19 EDT 2011

Just to give everyone a reference point, I just received an announcement
for the 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology to be held in
Auckland, New Zealand from 5 to 9 December 2011. These meetings are
usually attended by 1500 people. Here are their early bird fees:

Professionals: US$380.00 (US$195.00 if from a developing country)
Students: US$195.00 (US$110.00 if from a developing country)

I know it is comparing apples and oranges, but why add so many expensive
functions to the meeting? I then ask the same question that Peter did,
what is happening to the community?



On 7/21/11 6:16 AM, "Richard Dunne" <RichardPDunne at aol.com> wrote:

>Thanks to Peter for these incisive words.
>The "coral reef science community" thrives, alas the President and
>Council of ISRS do not. When did members last hear from the President?
>When did they last receive a copy of 'Reef Encounter'? What has happened
>since the 11th ICRS? Are there to be any 2011 ISRS Graduate Fellowships?
>Will there be a Darwin Medal awarded at the 2012 ICRS - if so when will
>there be a call for nominations? ISRS please awake from your slumbers.
>Thankfully, the journal 'Coral Reefs'; is the one shining light in all
>of this fog. Under the continued editorship of Rolf Bak and Betsy
>Gladfelter it now ranks 3rd in its class with an Impact Factor of 3.78.
>It has never been so high in its 20 year history.
>Richard P Dunne
>On 20/07/2011 22:36, Peter Sale wrote:
>> Not bad at all.  It only took a bit over a week for the organizers of
>> ICRS12 to respond to the thread of queries about the registration
>> for next year's meeting.  Intriguing though that neither the Conference
>> Convenor nor the President of ISRS appeared able to communicate with the
>> list directly.  Instead David Yellowlees had to combine and then forward
>> their responses.  I wonder what that means?
>> Re the content of their explanation:  Budgets get built; they do not
>> out of thin air.  Apparently, those doing the budget building felt that
>> fee of AUD $940 (the early-bird rate for ISRS members) was appropriate.
>> was not.
>> What has happened to the coral reef science community?
>> Peter Sale
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